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Lion’s Tail

This is a very cool and aptly named formation found in the Big Room area of Carlsbad Caverns... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GoVols79
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Had a wonderful time in Carlsbad Caverns!

Went with my husband, kids, nieces and parents. We all had a great time! Make sure to visit the... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2018
Alisha S
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An oddly-shaped stalactite with a pom-pom shape at the end.
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Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very cool and aptly named formation found in the Big Room area of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. There is a sign identifying it so it’s easy to find. It is one of so many interesting things in this wonderful park.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

Went with my husband, kids, nieces and parents. We all had a great time! Make sure to visit the gift shop :-)

Thank Alisha S
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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This is a highly-usual formation that's perfectly named. it's one of the most memorable parts of the caverns based on name recognition. I was with my 16-year-old, but I guarantee a younger kid would have thought this was one of the highlights--kind of like when...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We loved the little lions tails. It's part of the self guided tour of the big room. It's well labelled and you cannot miss it.

Thank Arch L
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

If you take a ranger guided, audio or self guided tour of the Carlsbad caverns great room, you will seen the Lion's tail and yes it looks exactly like a lions tail. These Stalactites are a combination of 2 types of formation. (Stalactites hang Tightly...More

Thank Delbe M
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

These two geologic formations are unique in the Cave but I didn't think they were that special. Everywhere you look are odd geologic formations.

Thank Daj_O2014
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Reviewed 23 September 2017

There are a lot of nice formations in the cave and this one is no exception. There isn't much to say about it other than it does resemble a lion's tail and worth seeing if you are visiting the Big Room.

Thank ICTtravler
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

It was fun to view this formation in the Cavern. There are many interesting formations in the caverns.

Thank Donna T
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Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Lion's Tail is a cave formation in the Big Room. There is a sign along the walkway that points out the Lion’s tail. It is beauty.

Thank M J
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

One of millions of formations in the Carlsbad Caverns Big Room. It's not the best, but is certainly interesting since you're going to pass it anyway. Why this is a separate TA entry from the Big Room is beyond me.

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